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Weekend Warrior 10/14/11

by Ben Reeves on Oct 14, 2011 at 02:00 PM

Batman: Arkham City comes out next week, officially starting off the holiday blitz, so this weekend might be our last chance to go outside and enjoy the Fall weather. So how are we planning on spending the weekend? We’ll be inside playing games.

Tim Turi: This weekend will begin on an airplane, so I’ll probably be continuing some work on Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective and Mega Man for the Game Boy. After that I’ll probably be sitting down with Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One and Sonic Generations 3DS.

Jeff Cork: This weekend I’m going to justify all the space my racing chair and wheel setup take up by playing some Forza 4. I’ll probably die a few dozen times in Dark Souls, too. I’m having a lot of fun with it, even though…well, I die dozens of times each session. I may also spend some time playing Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster with my kids, too. Whew!

Phil Kollar: Honestly? Most of my weekend is going to be spent playing a top-secret game that I SERIOUSLY wish I could tell you about. Sadly, you’ll have to wait a while. But whenever I’m not hacking away at this review title, I’ll be spending more quality time with Forza 4 and perhaps dying a few more times in Demon’s Souls.

Bryan Vore: My main focus this weekend is to blast through Professor Layton and the Last Spector. These games are usually quite long anyway and the London Life RPG will make it even more beastly. I'm also playing a bunch of co-op games with a friend. We'll probably hit up Ms. Splosion Man, Gunstar Heroes, and maybe the new Portal 2 DLC. It's gonna be awesome!

Joe Juba: I'm planning on finally getting to the end of the first disc of Rage (I know it's not that long…I've just been playing a little bit each morning before work). Once that's accomplished, I'm looking forward to digging into a game for review that I've been curious about.

Ben Hanson: I’m hoping to start my weekend with a beer-fueled night of Perfect Dark XBLA split-screen action. Everything else will be a letdown, but I’ll probably move on in the coming days to continue playing Scribblenauts on my iPhone, Space Marine on my PC, Orcs Must Die on my 360, and Dark Souls on my PS3. I’ve been told that I haven’t even finished the tutorial section of Dark Souls, but I’m fascinated by the rabid fan base and plan on getting to the bottom of this phenomena. Jim Reilly has only been in the office for a week and I feel infected by his perverse obsessions. Have a good weekend!

Kyle Hilliard: I will be taking care of a newborn, and reminiscing about sleep. We had some good times, sleep and I.

Jeff Marchiafava: This weekend I’ll be playing more Dark Souls. I’ve finally gotten to a point where the mechanics have clicked, and although I still find some game design decisions fundamentally flawed, I’m not as annoyed by them anymore. Then again, I’ll be tackling Sen’s Fortress next, which may have me totally hating the game again. Such is Dark Souls.

Dan Ryckert: Not 100% sure what I’m doing tonight, but there was discussion of taking new hire Jim Reilly out to some of Minneapolis’ dive bars. Tomorrow will be the Drinking Spelling Bee, and I think I even convinced That Jerk Joe Juba to come again.